Another viewpoint on the problem of size zero in fashion gives famous Canadian model Coco Rocha. The beauty claims she has been rejected for ‘being too fat’.
The girl says she isn’t invited to walk the runway because many designers think she needs to lose more weight to fit the clothes they create. Despite being 7st 7lbs (UK dress Size 6) she is considered too big…
Miss Rocha has made her comments this week after participating in New York Fashion Week where she was modelling for Diane von Furstenberg.
I’m not in demand for the shows anymore,’ she said. ‘I’ve been told to lose weight when I was really skinny.’
The model is just one of the few colleagues who speaks openly against the demand for models to be zero-sized. And her opinion is fully justified as we all heard about two recent deaths of models Luisel Ramos and her sister Eliana.
Luisel, 22, passed away in the result of a heart attack during a fashion week in Uruguay in 2006. She had to live on a diet of green leaves and diet coke for three months to get ready for the catwalk show. Her sister Eliana,18, was also a model. She died from malnutrition six months later in 2007.
These facts are realy terrifying and girls who strive to look like models do go on diets that could kill them. We need to raise awareness about this and show make girls understand they can look beautiful being a healthy size.
But again healthy size is different for different women. Some are skinny and healthy (remember Posh?) and some are curvy (like Crystal Renn). There must be room for every size.
Coco Rocha comments on the problem:
Everybody knows that, in general, a basketball player needs to be tall and a fashion model needs to be skinny, but how skinny is too skinny? It took me a long time in the business to realise I didn’t have to do everything people told me I should if I wanted a career. You know what, I stopped caring.’
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